Liesbeth Oudkerk has been appointed as Qatar Airways Cargo’s senior vice president for cargo sales and network planning. She will be responsible for the cargo carrier’s sales and freighter network planning, focusing on digital transformation in order to improve customer support as well internal processes, mainly digitalisation which is a key element in Qatar Airways Cargo’s new approach to business.
“I am thrilled about my new position and firmly believe in Qatar Airways’ vision of the industry. I look forward to bringing my expertise to such a diverse and committed team. I am honoured and proud to accompany it all the way to the top,” Oudkerk said.
Since Qatar Airways Cargo prides itself in diversity of its staff, coming from nearly 100 countries, altogether speaking 40 languages and with varied age groups as well as cultural backgrounds, it seems that Oudkerk has found the ideal environment to contribute her expertise and several years of knowledge.
An asset to the Next Generation project, Liesbeth brings with her over 25 years of experience in the airline sector, having worked for KLM, where she occupied leading positions in various departments, including Digital Transformation and Cargo Network & Freighter Management.
Guillaume Halleux, Chief Officer Cargo at Qatar Airways, commented: « We are delighted to welcome Liesbeth to our team. She couldn’t have joined us at a better time as we have just set the Next Generation strategy in motion. Her extensive knowledge and expertise of the air cargo industry will be truly invaluable to us in these changing times. »
This new appointment will no doubt give a new impetus to the current winds of change and transformation within Qatar Airways Cargo.